Random Factoids 17.03.2019

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Bubble wrap (that stuff we use for packaging breakables) was traditionally meant to be used as 3-dimensional wallpaper!

-Mliae

*Fact sourced via All that’s interesting

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Random Factoids 07.02.2019

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‘For every child born in Wales since April 2014, the Welsh Government have donated a fruit tree to Ugandan families, to celebrate the birth or adoption of every child.’

Does anyone know if this is actually true? What a good idea!

-Mliae

*Fact sourced via The Fact Site

Random Factoids 24.1.2019

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‘There are 5 temples in Kyoto, Japan that have blood stained ceilings. The ceilings are made from the floorboards of a castle where warriors killed themselves after a long hold-off against an army. To this day you can still see the outlines and the footprints.’

Creeeeppppy! An interesting fact, though. Try pulling this bad boy out on your next trivia night!

-Mliae

*Source: livin3

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Random Factoids: 17.1.2019

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Have you heard the saying ‘It’s raining cats and dogs’? That saying supposedly came into being in England during the 17th century when there were many homeless cats and dogs that would drown during heavy storms and float down the streets, making it appear as if it had, in fact, been raining cats and dogs.

Morbid, but interesting. I often wonder about the origins of sayings that seem so bizarre.

Have you heard about this one?

-Mliae

*Source: Livin3

Random Factoids 28.04.2018

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‘Handshakes were originally meant to make sure that the person you were meeting, wasn’t carrying a concealed weapon. The hand clasp proved that your hand was empty and Β shaking was meant to dislodge any weapons hiding up the sleeve.’

*Source

I will never be able to shake hands again without reciting this, like a geek on crack, to the person I’m meeting.

-Mliae

Random Factoids 28.12.2017

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In 2010, a black widow suicide bomber planned an attack in Moscow on New Years eve. She was killed when a Happy New Year text message from her phone operator, detonated her bomber belt, hours before the planned attack. She was the only victim.

*Source

Stranger than fiction, for real! Happy New Years, and I hope you have a new appreciation for spam texts now! ( I know I do)

-Mliae

Random Factoids 28.08.2017

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‘There are over 20 000 species of edible plants in the world. However, just 20 species provide 90% of human food.’

*Source

Hmmm…food for thought. Literally! I wonder if these other 19 980 species of edible plant would help to solve the worlds food crisis as opposed to lab made frankenfood. Thoughts?

-Mliae